The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
Topics Penny Magazine
, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
, Wood engravings
, United Kingdom
This is a collection of all the bound volumes of 'The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge' it was a weekly publication that lasted from 1832-1945. At the end of each year the issues were bound together to form a book, one book for each year. Besides these books the 'Society' also published a 27 volume encyclopedia for general readers called the 'Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge', a two volume Supplement was released shortly afterward, then several years latter a Second supplement in 1 volume was also released, a rumored 31st volume was thought to exist. These 30 volumes can be found at http://archive.org/details/ThePennyCyclopaediaOfTheSocietyForTheDiffusionOfUsefulKnowledge
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The magazines were edited and published in London by Charles Knight & Company, and by William Clowes and Sons in London, in New York by William Jackson, and in Boston by Munroe & Francis.
Each issue takes a look at various subjects in science and society, with occasional political view points. Most articles have an accompanying illustration. Subjects such as historical figures, cities, and archeological articles are also in many of the issues.
They were digitized by Google are where available from the site http://books.google.com/ (as of July 22, 2012) the books are in the "Public Domain in the United States", and Google allows these files to be freely available for non-commercial use, and that they 'Maintain attribution' as to that they scanned them and where the files came from.